SEMBRANO, Gilbert V.

Part Time
Contact No.: 
+63 (02) 899-7691 ext. 2109
Gilbert Sembrano has more than 20 years of experience in the field of human rights,  access to justice, democratic governance, anti-corruption, legal empowerment of the poor and the marginalized. He has served as consultant to various institutions in Asia, U.S.A. and Europe such as the Center for Economic and Social Rights, New York (2000), the UN Transitional Authority in East Timor (2001),  Indonesian Electoral Supervisory Body (2003), Indonesian Constitutional Court (2004), Vietnam Judicial Academy (2007), American Bar Association, Manila (2009), Kosovo Electoral Commission (2010), and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission in Afghanistan (2013-2015).
Gilbert joined the Ateneo Law Faculty in 2002 and was Director of the Ateneo Legal Services Center from 2002 until 2013. He was also appointed as Professor I of the Philippine Judicial Academy in 2006 and continues to serve as such till the present.
Gilbert obtained his BA degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines in 1990 and his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo Law School in 1995. In 2000, he completed his Master of Laws degree (with a Human Rights and Public International Law concentration) at Columbia University School of Law, where he was the Harlan Friske Stone Scholar and a Fellow at Columbia’s Human Rights Institute.
Areas of Specialization: 
  • Human Rights
  • Refugee Law
  • Women and Migrant’s Rights
  • Election Law/Systems

Professional Association & Recognition: 
  • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (since 1996)

Courses Taught: 
  • Human Rights
  • Refugee Law
  • Gender and the Law
  • Interdisciplinary Course on Anti-Corruption
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Fundamentals of Thesis Writing

Master of Laws, Columbia University School of Law, 2000; Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, 1995; Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of the Philippines, 1990